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« on: June 05, 2006, 10:17:19 PM »

I completed covering two window openings today with .080 aluminum with Sitaflex - that is good stuff Wink  It was much easier than I thought.  I have been dreading this for weeks.  Just watch the preparation and it works great!

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 02:50:50 AM »

Hay Danny,

Now, it take's two weeks to remove the Sikaflex from your fingers! !  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 07:22:29 PM »

Nick,

Come on now.

You know as well as I that if you heat it up to 1200 deg it comes right off your fingers. Grin

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 07:31:18 PM »

Yes Cliff,

I have done that!..................Not!


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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 07:54:53 PM »

Put lotion on hands before you work with urethane, clean hands with scrubs and a bucket. Works good.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 12:06:23 PM »

Id'nt that stuff cool. Back in 1994,  I was one of the worst "nay sayers" that could not believe that Sika would work. Now I do seminars on the stuff. It really works well on several levels. It stays flexible, like rubber, forever. It seperates the metals so there is no chance of electrolysis between dissimilar metals. It is strong.............It will hold large metal panels on the outside of the bus. Its a great sealant, no water will get past it. Etc.....................

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 03:48:27 PM »

Oh, it wore off in about three days - as good as new   Grin   Ready for the other windows...

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 03:57:47 PM »

i know this might sound silly, but are you just glueing the pannels on or glueing  & then riveting  i just got to know,please
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 04:28:28 PM »

Ray,

I used both, but all you really need is the Sika.

I had a lot of rivet lines and wanted it to look right.

I only used the Sika to hold the panels 5' x 10' in place.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2006, 10:16:58 PM »

thanhs cliff, i'm going to remove all the old windows  & pannel over most of the sides, add alot of fraim, so that stuff sounds real
good to hold things together. really appreciate the info. but i think i'll wear gloves instead of using high heat to get the stuff off.
thanks again;  ray with the littlehouse
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2006, 10:33:50 PM »

Littlehouse - I am just going with the sikaflex.  Nothing else is needed ... if the surfaces are prepared correctly.  This apparently is very important.  I followed the instructions to the letter and am very happy with the results so far.  Make sure you don't clamp so hard as to push out all the sitaflex.  The washers as spacers worked well.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2006, 10:35:39 PM »

One more point - I must say I was not looking forward to this step in the process.  However, it went very well.  Have everything laid out before you begin (clamps, material, etc.).

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